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Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies is crowdfunding

£250raised of £500 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to support Lizzie's Barn Dog Sanctuary by running a 50 mile ultramarathon around the Epynt Way in Mid Wales on August 3rd.

Broughton, Glamorgan
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I'm raising money for Lizzie's barn which is a small, completely independent, family-run rescue in South Wales. It really is a special rescue and where I found my dog Murphy.

So to help raise money for their costs and flood defences (see below) I am running a 50 mile ultramarathon around the Epynt Way in Mid Wales on August the 3rd.

The longest ultra I've completed has been 32 miles so far so this is quite a step up and challenge for me. I've been beset by injury and so training hasn't gone perfectly but I'm determined that I'll be getting to that finish line even if I have to crawl. Raising money for these special dogs is going to be a great motivator.

They don’t re-home hundreds of dogs like many rescues, that is because they take the harder to home dogs, the old, sick, neglected and abused; dogs that are simply less attractive to adopters, many referred on to them by other organisations as problematic in one way or another. So, they don’t have a fast re-homing rate and steady cash flow coming in; in fact, we rarely cover costs. Many of the long stay and resident dogs, collectively known as the forgotten ones, are now elderly and reaching the stage where they need regular veterinary attention.

On top of everything they have been faced with floods, turning the lane into a river and fields into lakes, essentially making them an island, inaccessible by motor vehicles and have faced flooding of all the outside areas adjacent to the buildings, and actually inside the barn – which has only flooded once before. We feel the only solution is to raise these areas so we are safe from future flooding. We also desperately need to continue to renew areas of fencing which have rotten after 20 years of sitting in flood water. This is really going to cost a lot of money.

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  • Gareth Davies2 months ago
    Gareth Davies

    Gareth Davies

    2 months ago

    Well yesterday was quite the day! I completed the Epynt Way 50 mile ultra in 14.09 and came 29th from 54! The course was incredibly tough (well I would say that wouldn't I) but the relentless steep hills were a real killer (not sure what I expected with 8000 feet of climb) It was all worth it though as just afterwards I received the news that we had hit the £1000 mark in sponsorship! So so many thanks to all of you. Your generosity will go a long way to help the dogs of Lizzie's barn!

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  • Gareth Davies2 months ago
    Gareth Davies

    Gareth Davies

    2 months ago

    Here we are with 3 days to go til the run and I'm as ready as I'm going to get! The great news is that with everyones awesome support I'm over £800 in sponsorship now - Well beyond the £500 I was trying to raise so it's going to really make the pain worth it! Special shout out to the Star Inn at Wick where the regulars and not so regulars have raised well over half of the total!

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  • Gareth Davies2 months ago
    Gareth Davies

    Gareth Davies

    2 months ago

    3 weeks to the race and the fundraising has gone over the £600 mark! So so many thanks to all the supporters on and offline! Murph says thanks too! Go on - make another dog as happy as this

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Page last updated on: 8/11/2019 10.53



  • Rob Hughes

    Rob Hughes

    Aug 11, 2019

    Well done Miv. That’s a hell of a long way!


  • Jessica Beard

    Jessica Beard

    Aug 8, 2019


  • Anonymous


    Aug 4, 2019

    Go Gareth

  • Jamie Andrews

    Jamie Andrews

    Aug 3, 2019

    If you skip, you'll get there faster X


  • Ken


    Aug 1, 2019



  • Vince


    Aug 1, 2019

    Have some money for the dogs my friend


  • Torrz


    Aug 1, 2019

    Good luck Greko


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Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Broughton, Glamorgan

I love dogs and after losing my beloved Soaky a few years ago adopted the wonderful Murphy from Lizzie's Barn last April. He has a few issues and is still frightened of people as he didn't have the best of starts in life but is loving his new life out running with me.

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